Chicago vs Taoyuan - Cost of Living Comparison

Chicago Taoyuan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2384
$854
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$5451
$2491
🏠 One person rent
$1436
$280
🏘️ Family rent
$2255
$664
🍽️ Food expenses
$551
$343
🚐 Transport expenses
$224
$121
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4960
$1658
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
2 km
🎓 Higher education
100
93
😀 Quality of life
95
74
🏙️ Population
2.75M
2.44M

The cost of living in Chicago is 179% more expensive than in Taoyuan. Cities ranked 203rd and 5885th ($2384 vs $854) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 156th and 10th in the United States and Taiwan, respectively. Check the United States vs Taiwan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.1 months in Chicago compared to 1.9 months in Taoyuan. Chicago ranked 2nd best city to live in the United States vs Taoyuan ranked 6th in Taiwan, while ranked 17th and 1062nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Chicago Taoyuan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.3
$3.17
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65
$26.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.75
$4.67
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.37
$1.51
 Cappuccino
$4.69
$2.38
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.13
$0.92
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1620
$328
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1190
$192
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2762
$767
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1851
$536
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$111
$38.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$172
$59.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.1
$21.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.34%
1.86%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4967
$4750
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2217
$2975
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.5
$1.19
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$87
$31.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.2
$13
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.37
$0.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.96
$3.13
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.59
$1.5
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.87
$2.48
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$1.81
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.1
$13.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.8
$8.25
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$26.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.36
$2.41
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.39
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$1.09
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
$1.66
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$2.64
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.33
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.32
$0.68
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
$1.56
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.8
$9.89
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.17
$1.63
🚬 Cigarette pack
$15
$3.99
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
$11.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.7
$7.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.9
$2.04
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$2.57
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$57.3
$40.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.4
$9.93
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$122
$46.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.2
$14.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.9
$69.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$90.2
$79.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1663
$470
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$19818
$9882

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Cities near Chicago

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 7 mi Cicero
$1942
14 km or 8.8 mi Berwyn
$2119
14 km or 8.9 mi Oak Park
$2128
16 km or 10 mi Elmwood Park
$1932
18 km or 11 mi Maywood
$1949
18 km or 11 mi Evanston
$2124
19 km or 12 mi Skokie
$1944
19 km or 12 mi Burbank
$1941
20 km or 12 mi Melrose Park
$1945
21 km or 13 mi Oak Lawn
$1941
22 km or 14 mi Morton Grove
$1946
22 km or 14 mi Niles
$1487
23 km or 14 mi Park Ridge
$1951
23 km or 14 mi Wilmette
$1938
25 km or 16 mi Blue Island
$1937
26 km or 16 mi Elmhurst
$1946
27 km or 17 mi Glenview
$1939
28 km or 17 mi Des Plaines
$1871
28 km or 18 mi Dolton
$1946
29 km or 18 mi Villa Park
$1941
30 km or 19 mi Harvey
$1938
30 km or 19 mi East Chicago
$1789
30 km or 19 mi Westmont
$1938
31 km or 19 mi Calumet
$1945
31 km or 20 mi South Holland
$1948
32 km or 20 mi Lombard
$1848
32 km or 20 mi Hammond
$1946
32 km or 20 mi Oak Forest
$1942
33 km or 20 mi Northbrook
$1941
33 km or 20 mi Mount Prospect
$1937
33 km or 20 mi Darien
$1951
33 km or 21 mi Elk Grove Village
$1937
34 km or 21 mi Downers Grove
$1960
35 km or 22 mi Orland Park
$1940
36 km or 22 mi Lansing
$1935
36 km or 22 mi Glen Ellyn
$1938
37 km or 23 mi Highland Park
$1931
37 km or 23 mi Munster
$1935
37 km or 23 mi Tinley Park
$1943
37 km or 23 mi Wheeling
$1937

Cities near Taoyuan

Distance City Cost of living
21 km or 13 mi Zhubei
$1006
25 km or 16 mi Hsinchu
$807
29 km or 18 mi New Taipei
$1064
39 km or 24 mi Taipei
$1271
51 km or 32 mi Miaoli
$708
55 km or 34 mi Yilan
$758
61 km or 38 mi Keelung
$973
96 km or 59 mi Taichung
$927
111 km or 69 mi Changhua
$842
117 km or 73 mi Nantou
$828
144 km or 90 mi Douliu
$827
171 km or 106 mi Chiayi
$882
232 km or 144 mi Putian
$705
233 km or 145 mi Tainan
$859
233 km or 145 mi Taitung
$1091
237 km or 147 mi Fuzhou
$700
264 km or 164 mi Ningde
$701
265 km or 165 mi Kaohsiung
$914
265 km or 165 mi Quanzhou
$757
266 km or 165 mi Jinjiang
$702
295 km or 183 mi Kinmen
$828
302 km or 188 mi Ishigaki
$1022
319 km or 198 mi Xiamen
$828
330 km or 205 mi Rui'an
$687
355 km or 220 mi Wenzhou
$968
361 km or 224 mi Zhangzhou
$751
364 km or 226 mi Nanping
$684
393 km or 244 mi Wenling
$688
393 km or 244 mi Sanming
$694
410 km or 255 mi Miyakojima
$1022
421 km or 261 mi Lishui
$768
423 km or 263 mi Longyan
$691
445 km or 277 mi Linhai
$675
453 km or 282 mi Wuyishan
$642
483 km or 300 mi Chaozhou
$648
487 km or 303 mi Shantou
$1051
498 km or 309 mi Jinhua
$852
509 km or 316 mi Yiwu
$696
512 km or 318 mi Quzhou
$520
513 km or 319 mi Jieyang
$747